Tag: Walsall

Libraries News Round-up: 1 February 2018

The Bookseller: 1 February Harrow and Ealing libraries back in-house after Carillion collapse https://www.thebookseller.com/news/harrow-and-ealing-bring-library-services-house-723481 Burnham-on-Sea.com: 1 February Somerset | Highbridge Library closure proposals: row erupts over usage figures http://www.burnham-on-sea.com/news/2018/library-figures-disputed-01-02-18.php Bristol Post: 1 February Bristol has been ‘beguiled’ by libraries review,…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 December 2017

Express & Star: 6 December Walsall’s Central Library to shut for 10 months in £4.3m revamp The work will see Central Library redesigned as a ‘hub’, incorporating the local history centre and archive, a cafe, and computer lounge. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/12/06/library-to-shut-for-ten-months/ Shropshire Star:…

Libraries News Round-up: 6 September 2017

The Bookseller: 6 September Authors protest ‘axing’ of Haringey children’s librarians http://www.thebookseller.com/news/gaiman-rosen-and-umansky-protest-haringey-library-cuts-631191 Express & Star: 6 September Staffordshire libraries will go unmanned in £1.3m cuts https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/staffordshire/2017/09/06/staffordshire-libraries-will-go-unmanned-in-13m-cuts/ Express & Star: 6 September Walsall | High hopes for library site’s future Pheasey…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 August 2017

Derby Telegraph: 30 August Hunt for volunteers to run Derby libraries begins on Monday http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/hunt-volunteers-run-derby-libraries-402583 Leon’s Library Blog: 30 August Design for the Future – by Dr Malcolm Rigler https://leonslibraryblog.com/2017/08/30/design-for-the-future/ “GPs  around the UK are only now beginning to understand that they…

Libraries News Round-up: 10 August

Express & Star: 10 August Buying Saddlers Centre could have ‘saved Walsall libraries’ Libraries could have been saved if a £12.5 million shopping centre had been bought under the previous conservative administration, the authority’s Labour Leader has claimed. https://www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/walsall/2017/08/10/walsall-libraries-could-have-been-saved-if-saddlers-centre-was-bought-earlier-council-boss-claims-/ Prestwick…

Libraries News Round-up: 29 July

This is Wiltshire: 28 July The newly refurbished Devizes Community Hub and Library on Sheep Street is now open to the public. Co-located services, rooms to rent, moveable bookcases to create space for community event. Plans to install Open+  http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/15440114.Devizes_Library_starts_new_chapter/ Express…

Libraries News Round-up: 27 July

Gazette & Herald: 27 July North Yorkshire | Real buzz at opening of Norton Hive Library and Community Hub http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/15430151.Real_buzz_at_opening_of_community_hive/ Craven Herald: 27 July North Yorkshire | Volunteers help to write new chapter in story of Bentham Library http://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/15417925.Volunteers_help_to_write_new_chapter_in_story_of_Bentham_Library/ Walsall…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 June

The Guardian: 1 June UK desperately needs new volunteers to fill yawning gaps in public services https://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2017/jun/01/volunteers-week-volunteering-austerity-cuts ITV News: 1 June Funding cuts threaten South Tyneside libraries http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-06-01/funding-cuts-threaten-south-tyneside-libraries/ Chronicle Live: 1 June Future of four libraries at risk of closure…

Libraries News Round-up: 12 April

Lancashire Post: 12 April Government inquiry into Lancashire libraries not ruled out http://www.lep.co.uk/your-lancashire/government-inquiry-into-lancashire-libraries-not-ruled-out-1-8488534 Public Sector Executive: 12 April Decision to close Lancashire libraries was ‘predetermined’, letter claims http://www.publicsectorexecutive.com/Public-Sector-News/decision-to-close-lancashire-libraries-was-predetermined-letter-claims Blackpool Gazette: 12 April Under-threat Lancashire’s libraries to get a stay of execution?…

Libraries News Round-up: 25 February

Huddersfield Examiner ; 25 February What libraries will be left when Kirklees has finished cuts? http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/what-libraries-left-kirklees-finished-12652770 Express and Star : 25 February Walsall Council cuts: Job and library losses edge closer as spending cull is approved by bosses http://www.expressandstar.com/news/politics/2017/02/25/walsall-council-cuts-job-and-library-losses-edge-closer-as-spending-cull-is-approved-by-bosses/ Darlington &…

Libraries News Round-up: 3 February

THE GUARDIAN : 3rd February Library cuts reflected in 30% drop in adult visitors over a decade https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/03/library-cuts-reflected-in-30-drop-in-adult-visitors-over-a-decade THE BOOKSELLER : 2nd February Library usage falls nearly 30% since 2005 http://www.thebookseller.com/news/library-usage-down-298-2005-480111 Times & Star : 3rd February Cockermouth Library plans…

Libraries News Round-up: 1 February

THE GUARDIAN : 1st February Libraries minister promises to act if councils cannot justify cuts https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/feb/01/libraries-minister-promises-to-act-if-councils-cannot-justify-cuts THE BOOKSELLER : 1st February Riddell calls for probe into school library provsion http://www.thebookseller.com/news/wilson-urges-councils-think-strategically-about-library-offering-479876 Newbury Today : 1st February Confusion over parish funding for…

Libraries News Round-up: 31 January

BBC News : 31st January Walsall Council cuts: 281 jobs and nine libraries to go http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-38810239 THE BOOKSELLER : 31st January Fresh fears for libraries as councils face £5.8bn funding gap http://www.thebookseller.com/news/58bn-funding-gap-threatens-libraries-478191 DCMS Taking Part 2016/17 Quarter 2 England, October…

Libraries News Round-up: 28 November 2016

Public Libraries News : 27th November Editorial | The usage of the Summer Reading Challenge is down. Why? http://www.publiclibrariesnews.com/2016/11/the-usage-of-the-summer-reading-challenge-is-down-why.html Express & Star : 28th November Walsall | Campaigners fight for future of closure-threatened Aldridge Library – WATCH & PICTURES http://www.expressandstar.com/picture-galleries/news-video/2016/11/28/campaigners-fight-for-future-of-closure-threatened-aldridge-library-at-protest-watch-and-pictures/aldprotest-08-tt-26-jpg/ Edinburgh Evening News : 28th…

Libraries News Round-up: 24 October

THE GUARDIAN : 24th October Walsall council seeks to close all but one of its 16 libraries https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/24/walsall-council-seeks-residents-views-library-closures-new-art-gallery THE BOOKSELLER : 24th October Authors condemn plans to shut Hay-on-Wye library http://www.thebookseller.com/news/plans-shut-hay-library-are-disastrously-short-sighted-416816 THE I Newspaper : 23rd October British authors condemn…

Libraries News Round-up: 21 October

DCMS : 21st October Culture, Media and Sport Committee one-off evidence session on departmental priorities in this Parliament http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/commons-select/culture-media-and-sport-committee/inquiries/parliament-2015/work-of-dcms-inquiry-16-17 THE BOOKSELLER : 21st October Walsall plans to slash libraries from 16 to one http://www.thebookseller.com/news/walsall-plans-slash-library-offering-16-one-416716 West End Extra : 21st October Westminster | Opposition to…

Libraries News Round-up: 20 October

BBC News : 20th October Plans to cut Walsall Council libraries from 16 to one revealed http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37718448 BBC News : 20th October Hay-on-Wye: Town of books could lose its library http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-37713963 Bedfordshire News : 20th October Bedford | ‘Frustration, anger and upset’:…

Libraries News Round-up: 16 October 2016

2BR Radio : 16 October Potential reprieve for Lancashire Libraries as the government gets involved http://www.2br.co.uk/news/local-news/2124261/potential-reprieve-for-closing-libraries-in-lancashire-as-the-government-gets-involved/ Yorkshire Post : 16 October War of words as pressure grows over future funding of libraries House of Lords debate/Councils in Yorkshire have cut…

Library News Round-up: 16 December 2014

THE GUARDIAN : 15th DecemberOutsourced and unaccountable: this is the future of local governmentThe gutting of Barnet council means even births, deaths and marriages are managed elsewhere. Your town hall may be next.http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/dec/15/local-services-barnet-council-town-hall THE GUARDIAN : 16th DecemberArts Council England hires…